(Matrix resented) The enantioselective total synthesis of (+)-laurencin 1 is achieved in 18 steps from (S)-(+)-4-benzyl-3-benzyloxyacetyl-2-oxazolidinone. The key steps in this synthesis are an asymmetric glycolate alkylation leading to acyl oxazolidinone 2 and a subsequent ring-closing olefin metathesis to construct the oxocene core of 1. The approach to medium ring ethers utilized in this synthesis provides a general and efficient route to the cyclic core of other marine natural products.
|Number of pages||4|
|State||Published - 16 Dec 1999|